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Genesco President, CEO, COO, and Director Bob Dennis
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    Former Employee - Former Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Former Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Genesco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend


    Discount, music, workers and customers are all great! Super fun stmosphere and laid back. Individuality promoted. Very easy to run a store thanks to simple cut and dry POS systems.


    Commission Based- you bank during back to school and christmas but the rest of the year to get a decent pay check you have to forfeit your personal life. Any hours over 40 are not time and a half - try just half. Annual salaries are achieved only if you put in the hours - and dont plan on getting any weekends off. Unless you request it but you will then give up easy money.

    Advice to Management

    Stop slaving good people for no paycheck. Give raises annually at least to give some sort of incentive to stay, especially if we are putting in so many hours.

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    Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Genesco (Natick, MA) in February 2011.


    The interview was very easy, sat down and spoke about my background before the District Sales Manager went into the details and benefits of the company. Everything seemed to be going well until I said the lowest I would go in salary would be 35, 000, seemed like the DM was hit by a brick. I thought that based on my experience, 35,000 was reasonable. Rather than telling me she couldn't do it, the DM seemed to feel my time was worthless, by stringing me on for two weeks (Having me take stupid assesments and what not), before saying the best she could do was 29,000...horrible....

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Headquarters Nashville, TN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1925
Type Company - Public (GCO)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Genesco's sole concern is nicely capped off, to boot (so to speak). It sells casual and dress shoes and headgear -- primarily for men and boys -- through more than 2,300 footwear and headwear stores in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, the UK, and Ireland. Genesco's shoe operations include Journeys, Underground Station (with Jarman, targeting young urban men), Johnston & Murphy, Schuh, and Licensed Brands (Levi Strauss' Dockers footwear). Its Hat World Group (acquired in 2004) consists of the Hat World, Lids, Hat Shack, Hat Zone, Head Quarters, Cap ... More

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